ID Theft Service Tied to Payday Loan Sites
Brian Krebs reports:
A Web site that sells Social Security numbers, bank account information and other sensitive data on millions of Americans appears to be obtaining at least some of its records from a network of hacked or complicit payday loan sites.
Usearching.info boasts the “most updated database about USA,” and offers the ability to purchase personal information on countless Americans, including SSN, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, email address, and physical address, as well as and driver license data for approximately 75 million citizens in Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
Read more on KrebsonSecurity.com. It’s a great piece of investigative journalism and Brian’s inclusion of legal opinions is a bit of an eye-opener if you think it should be a legal slam dump to shut these sites down and prosecute those involved.